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Managing Workforce In The Age Of Legalized Drugs And The Opioid Epidemic

Brett Gelbord authored the article, "Managing Workforce In The Age Of Legalized Drugs And The Opioid Epidemic."


Making Marijuana Less Illegal: Challenges for Native American Tribes Entering the Marijuana Market

Paul Mooney authored the South Dakota Law Review article, “Making Marijuana Less Illegal: Challenges for Native American Tribes Entering the Marijuana Market.” In the article, Mooney discusses the…


Cannabis & the End of Employment Related Drug Testing

Brett Gelbord Authored the Bloomberg Law Professional Perspective article, "Cannabis & the End of Employment Related Drug Testing." In the article, Gelbord briefly discusses some of the changing legal…

Blog Posts 53 results


Cannabis is (Almost) Legal in Minnesota: Here’s What You Need to Know

After advancing through 13 committees and narrowly winning a 34-33 vote, Minnesota’s State Senate finally approved a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis on April 28th. But before it reaches the desk…


High Hopes on 4/20: The Current Status of Cannabis Laws in Texas

The state of Texas has a long history of regulating cannabis use. Since 1915, when the first city ordinance was passed banning cannabis in El Paso,[i] the legal landscape in Texas and the rest of the…


Cannabis Employee Misclassification Case Moves Forward in Federal Court

On March 7, 2023, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a ruling denying a cannabis company’s motion to dismiss claims based on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). The opinion in…

Events 1 result


Dykema’s Annual M&A Outlook Event at the DAC

Join Dykema on Thursday, November 11, 2021, when we’ll provide a preview of the results of Dykema's annual "State of the M&A Market" analysis, a premier survey cited by top media including The Wall…

Legal Alerts 5 results


IRS Allows Reduction of Gross Receipts For State-Legal Cannabis Businesses

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) updated a marijuana industry frequently asked questions (“FAQ”) page that provides relief to state-legal cannabis businesses. The…


Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Imposing Temporary Enhanced Restrictions on Price Gouging in Michigan

On March 15, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order, effective 9 a.m. today imposing two restrictions aimed at preventing price gouging during the COVID-19 emergency. These restrictions,…


Avoid Antitrust and Price Gouging Pitfalls In Your Coronavirus Response

The coronavirus disease continues to cause headaches for businesses all over the globe. Travel restrictions are leading to cancellations of small meetings and large-scale conferences; factory…

Podcasts 8 results


Native tribes in the cannabis market: is the reward worth the risk?

The cannabis industry is particularly attractive for Native American tribes, as it shares many of the same characteristics as casino gaming. But although advantages like tax exemptions may appear to…


Cannabis vs. corporate: What’s the difference when it comes to employee benefit plans?

For employers, providing a strong benefits package is key to attracting and retaining top talent. But in the cannabis industry, there’s no clear playbook for what this looks like. Brett Gelbord of…

April 25, 2023

Ya don't know what ya don't know (Part 2): OSHA compliance as a small business owner

One of the perks of owning a small business (along with the freedom to wear shorts around the office) is that you can operate outside of OSHA standards.  Right? Wrong! (Just the second part—we’re not…

Press Mentions 31 results


Law360 Profiles Dykema’s Cannabis Team as a 2022 “Practice Group of the Year”

Dykema’s Cannabis Team was profiled by Law360 as part of its recognition as a “Practice Group of the Year” in Cannabis Law for 2022. In the profile, "Cannabis Group Of The Year: Dykema," Law360…


The Detroit Free Press Checks in With John Fraser on Expectations for Michigan's Cannabis Industry in 2023

John Fraser was quoted in The Detroit Free Press article, "Michigan's cannabis industry: What to expect in 2023." In the article, Fraser touches on retail stores and how price compression could lead…


Lance Boldrey Discusses Michigan Cannabis Industry in Crain's Detroit Business

Lance Boldrey was quoted in the Crain's Detroit Business article, "Commentary: Cannabis oversupply could lead to Michigan weed deserts." As part of the legal team that design the state's legalization…

Press Releases 25 results


Dykema Earns 16 Practice Area Rankings and 29 Individual Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that it received 29 individual attorney rankings and 16 practice area rankings in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for…


Joe DeHondt Selected to Michigan Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers Class of 2023

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Joe DeHondt was selected for Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of 2023. DeHondt will be featured in a special section of…


Dykema’s Cannabis Group Named “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that its Cannabis Industry Group was recognized as a “Practice Group of the Year” in Cannabis Law for 2022 by Law360. Dykema is one of only three firms…

Publications 1 result


Denise Mayfield’s Scientific Papers on Cannabis Studies

Throughout her impressive career, Denise Mayfield has utilized her advanced degree in genetics and background in pulmonary medicine, reproductive medicine, and genetics in her patent prosecution and…

Speaking Engagements 8 results


Michigan Marijuana Industry Updates: Trends and Predictions for 2023

John Fraser and Sam Kilberg provided an update on the latest developments in the Michigan marijuana industry for the Ingham County Bar Association on Friday, April 28.


John Fraser to Speak at Stockton University's Cannabis Curriculum Convening

John Fraser will serve as a featured presenter at the Stockton University Cannabis & Hemp Research Initiative's "Cannabis Curriculum Convening."


Lance Boldrey and John Janiszewski To Speak at State Bar of Michigan Cannabis Law Section's "Spring Training 2023"

Lance Boldrey and John Janiszewski will each speak at the State Bar of Michigan Cannabis Law Section's Spring Training 2023 event on April 20 in Ann Arbor. Boldrey will participate in the…

Webinars 4 results


John Fraser Participated in ICLE Community Webinar on Current Marijuana Law

John Fraser participated in an ICLE Community virtual panel on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. In the webinar, Fraser discussed current issues in marijuana law, including case updates, supply…


High Hopes: Cannabis Trademark Applications at the USPTO

Rachael Dickson is presenting an Alt Legal Webinar, “High Hopes: Cannabis Trademark Applications at the USPTO,” on June 2, 2022. Dickson will discuss the USPTO’s current policies toward cannabis…


A Virtual Preview of Dykema's Annual "State of the M&A Market" Analysis

Please join Dykema on Tuesday, November 16th for a virtual preview of the results of our annual "State of the M&A Market" analysis, a premier survey cited by top media including The Wall Street…